Bistro blinds fix

Old 03-07-19, 05:00 AM
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Bistro blinds fix

Hi there. Total noob here.

I've got these things called bistro blinds in Australia that have ripped and are pretty much on their way out.

I'd like to see what my easiest and cheapest option is to keep them functioning to block wind and rain.

I've used duck/duct tape before and they surprisingly lasted quite awhile, but the rip is a lot longer now, so not sure if that solution will suffice.

So I'm thinking of punching holes into the PVC and reinforcing the holes somehow but not sure how that works or if it would encourage more ripping in the PVC. then tying rope through and hanging off the horizontal beam. id probably do it on the sides too and tie it to the vertical beams too.

what do you guys think? will that work? any better ideas?

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Old 03-07-19, 05:44 AM
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Your best option is to sew on new reinforcing around the perimeter. Sewing on reinforcing obviously strengthens the edge but more importantly it spreads out the load evenly. Poking a hole and running a rope through or nailing it to your framing focuses the loads on those fastener locations causing them to rip out more easily.

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